A recent Gardner Edgerton High School graduate is dead following a two-car accident in Pittsburg, Kan. April 28. Matt Wright, 20, was pronounced dead at the scene after his vehicle failed to yeild at a to a Dodge Caravan driven by Mattie Swanson, 65, of Jasper, Mo. The caravan struck Wright’s Ford truck, which rolled onto its top.
A passenger in Wright’s vehicle, Nicholas Mauszychi, also of Gardner, was taken to the hospital along with Swanson. Both were treated for non-life threatening injuries.
Two other passengers in Wright’s truck, Michael Gorman and Taylor Godberson of Olathe, refused medical treatment.
Wright was a sophomore at Pittsburg State University studying mechanical engineering technology.
— Danedri Thompson